Nothing too drastic happened to me, but my regular supplier was out of stock of several items.
Considering that the Norwich branch is supposedly one of their "Super-Warehouses" or whatever they call it, they seem to be out of very basic items rather too often. For example, this time:
* Cable cleats for 6942 1.5mm 2-c SWA -- No stocks.
* SWA glands for above -- No exterior types in stock.
* Black enamel adaptable box, the handy 3x3x2 size -- No stocks.
* Osram 100W BC Rough-service bulbs -- Only 18 in stock.
* Molded weatherproof junction boxes -- No stocks.
And so on.
I resorted to the nearby B&Q store, and found out that although they carry SWA cable they don't sell cleats.
By the time I finished, I hit the rush-hour traffic coming out.
Now I know why I get materials delivered whenever I can!
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 08-18-2004).]